March crept up on me. I was so captivated by the cold days of February that I almost allowed the pages of the calendar to turn unnoticed. That would have been a shame. I’m still plugging away at my 2022 blogging challenge. Each day I am discovering new ways that my life is blessed. Despite all the tragedy and drama in the world, I am discovering I have so much to be thankful for in my life. The trick is to find those blessings in the mundane. I start my day searching for some way to express appreciation for those things in my life that I sometimes overlook. The events or things might seem small and insignificant, but they add up to a giant pile of blessings when putting them all together. I’ve never attempted to express gratitude as the primary subject of my writing. This post covers day sixty-three of my 365 days of thankfulness.
Day Sixty-Three of my 365 Days of Thankfulness
On day sixty-three of my 365 days of thankfulness, I am grateful for the face I saw formed into the small tree outside my son’s apartment building. Rooster and I waited for my son to come to the car, and I found myself staring into a cock-eyed face nature formed into the side of a small tree. I saw perfect eyes, nose, and mouth. This tree seemed to be laughing at me. Nature has a sense of humor. It can bless us with a good laugh when we need one. Our job is to keep our eyes open for these little reminders not to take ourselves so seriously. This distorted, funny face put me in a good mood for the rest of the day. Nature certainly has a good sense of humor.
The old lady speaks…
This old lady’s opinion is thanksgiving is a matter of choice. Even in the darkness, we can choose to seek the light. My blessings may not be the same as yours because I’m old. I bet if you dig deep, you can come up with something to be thankful for today. Part of the problem with modern life is we neglect to see the small things that make up our common human experience. Thankfulness is an adventure we can all enjoy together. Would you please leave a comment and share with me some of the things you are thankful for today.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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